LETTER: Alternatives exist for single-use plastic bags

LETTER: Alternatives exist for single-use plastic bags

We are informed that the so-called biodegradable plastic bags for compost and doggie bags don’t really degrade but fall into tiny pieces to stay in the ground.

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My solution for the doggie bags are paper sandwich bags from the dollar store. Into each, I fold a small piece of kitchen paper towel. With the latter I pick up the waste to put it into the paper bag and then deposit it in the garbage bin to decompose. It will cost a few trees but takes care of a bigger problem.

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I also wonder why our paper industry has not come up with a solution to replace plastic bags for composting. They have had plenty of time to think about a sustainable solution.

Karin Hertel

Saanich

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